Chielozona Eze
Associate Professor of English

PhD, Purdue University, English/Philosophy
M.F.A., Purdue University, English, Creative Writing (Fiction)
MA, Comparative Literature/German University of Bayreuth, Germany
MA, Catholic Theology, Franz Joseph University, Innsbruck, Austria
BA, Philosophy (Magna cum laude)

Area of Specialization
Philosophy, Postcolonial African Literature, and Twentieth Century
Anglophone World Literature.

Research Interests
Literature and Human Values.

African and African American literatures, World literatures in English. Literary
Criticism & Theory.

Creative Activities
He is currently revising his novel, the first part of trilogy on the theme
of empathy.

Scholarly Publications


  1. Postcolonial Imagination and Moral Representations in African Culture. Lexington
    Books (Rowman & Littlefield) Forthcoming, Fall, 2011.
  2. The Dilemma of Ethnic Identity: Alain Locke’ s Vision of Transcultural Societies. New
    York: Edwin Mellen Press, 2005.

Articles in peer reviewed journals/Books

  1. “ Ethnocentric Representations and Being Human in a Multiethnic World: Alain Locke
    Critique” in Leonard Harris and Jacoby Adeshei Carter, editors, Philosophic Values
    and World Citizenship: Locke to Obama and Beyond. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books,
  2. “ African Feminism: Resistance or Resentment. Quest: An African Journal of
    Philosophy. Vol. XX, 1-2, (2008).
  3. “ The Pitfalls of Cultural Consciousness.” Philosophia Africana. Vol.10. 1 (March)
  4. “ Cosmopolitan Solidarity: Negotiating Transculturality in Contemporary Nigerian
    Novels.” English in Africa. Special Issue. (Spring 2005)
  5. “ Resentment and the African Condition: An Inquiry.” Gefame: Journal of African
    Studies. vol. 2, no. 1, 2005

Dictionary entries

  • “ Harper, Frances Ellen Watkins (1825-1911)
  • Woodbey, George (1854-1915).” Dictionary of Modern American Philosophers
    (Bristol: Thoemmes Press, 2005).
  1. Review of Women, Philosophy and Literature by Jane Duran (Hampshire, England:
    Ashgate, 2007). American Philosophical Association Newsletters, Fall 2008 Volume
    08, Number 1.
  2. “ Anthonia C. Kalu. Broken Lives and Other Stories. Athens. Ohio University
    Press, 2003,” African Studies Quarterly, University of Florida, 2004. http://
  3. “ Chinua Achebe’ s Things Fall Apart: A Casebook. Isidore Okpewho (ed.), Oxford:
    University Press, 2003.” African Studies Quarterly, University of Florida, (Spring
  4. “ The Ethical Dimensions of Community: The African Model and Dialogue Between
    North and South.” Philosophia Africana. Vol. 1 (2001)

Works of Fiction/Creative Activities


  1. The Trial of Robert Mugabe (Okri Books) Nominated for Hurston/Wright Legacy

Fictions (Short Stories)

  1. “ Plaiting My Mother’ s Hair,” Short Story. Brunel University.
  2. “ Mallam Illia’ s Meat Shop,”

Scholarly Work in Progress

Postcolonial Narratives and the Politics of Empathy (Book project)